Experts Call for Increase Heath Sector Financing
Palliative care advocates have urged the government to increase the amount of money donated to the health sector. This then will enable the health minister to allocate part of the available money to palliative care services.
Rotavirus childhood vaccine shortage hits Kenya, Tanzania
Supplies of a vaccine to prevent the deadly rotavirus infection in children have either run out in Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal, and Cameroon or are close to doing so, officials close to the roll-out told Reuters, after disruptions at drugmaker GSK.
Kenya is on track to reducing new HIV cases shows a report
The country’s plan to reduce adult HIV/Aids infection is on course, but the goals for diagnosis, treatment, and viral suppression are yet to be met, a new United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS) report shows.
Monkeypox: experts give virus variants new names
The current best practice is that newly-identified viruses, related diseases, and virus variants should be given names with the aim to avoid causing offense to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional, or ethnic groups and minimize any negative impact on trade, travel, tourism or animal welfare.
How Uganda started to tackle stunting – without a stunting plan
In the 1990s, Uganda began to stabilize after years of civil war. The government implemented more effective policies that led to significant gains in poverty reduction, health, nutrition, education, and water and sanitation, across the country. Notably, one of the things that also started to improve was the country’s stunting rate, which declined from 48 percent in 1988 to 29 percent in 2016.
Experts urge mothers battling cancer to embrace donated human milk
Experts have urged breastfeeding mothers battling breast cancer or who are on treatment for other cancers to consider introducing donated human milk to their babies than opting for formula or animal milk.
How Smoke Inhalation Affects Your Body
Smoke from fire — whether it comes from a household appliance, building fire, or wildfire — can negatively affect your health.
Global experts race to understand rare cases when monkeypox leads to death
Out of tens of thousands of monkeypox cases around the world this year, there have been a dozen deaths linked to the virus, and for the first time, some of them have been outside Africa, in countries where the virus doesn’t usually spread.
“Life imprisonment for organ traffickers befitting” rights body says
The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has welcomed the life sentence against organ traffickers as proposed in the Uganda Human Organ and Transplant Bill, 2021